Gaithersburg, MD asked in Medical Malpractice for Maryland

Q: I had a different medical outcome than my doctor said I would. Is this malpractice?

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Ronald V. Miller Jr.
Ronald V. Miller Jr.
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: No. Bad outcomes are not malpractice. Malpractice is when the doctor makes a mistake that causes injury.

Paul D'Amore
Paul D'Amore
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: An unintended medical outcome is potential medical malpractice case. However, no one, not even a lawyer, can answer this question for you without a careful review of the facts and medical records relevant to your claim. For more information on whether you have a case, please visit: https://damoreinjurylaw.com/medical-malpractice/medical-malpractice-guide/do-you-have-a-case

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Best bet is to get a free, confidential consult from a member of the Md. Assn for Justice that handles malpractice cases. But no, as Mr.Miller points out a bad outcome isn't malpractice. Note that when you had the procedure you signed a paper saying you'd been advised of all sorts of bad things. Focus on your rehab and get the free consult.

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